The proposed expansion of Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park would severely diminish the backcountry skiing experience now found on the west and northwest side of Mount Spokane.
Jeff Juel of The Lands Council has provided us with a status update on the ski area expansion. The Lands Council has filed a lawsuit challenging Washington State Parks and Recreation decision and requiring an Enivronmental Impact Statement. We support their position. We think it makes more sense to invest scarce dollars in upgrading the existing lifts and lodges to provide a better skier experience, and permanently protect the remaining wild areas on Mt. Spokane. More information about the situation can be found in the Regional Issues Section: Here.